Driscoll: You’ve been passing classified information. Thousands of people’s lives are at stake. Where are the people who control the override?
Sarah: I swear I don’t know anything.
Driscoll: They got a match, Jack. His name is Henry Powell. He’s a computer consultant that used to work for “McLennen Forster”.
Jack: They’re the Defense contractors that designed the override device controlling the power plants.
Powell: You’re going to fly me out of here.
Jack: Drop the weapon now! Now! Put him in the back.
Tony: He’s dead, Jack.
Edgar: You got the wrong person. Sarah’s not guilty of anything. It’s Marianne Taylor.
Curtis: You’re under arrest.
The following takes place between 3:00 P.M. and 4:00 P.M.
[Curtis goes up to Driscoll’s office.]
Agent: Excuse me, Curtis?
Curtis: Not now.
Driscoll (over phone): Coordinate that with NRC, and copy me on 6-0-B. Fine.
[Driscoll hangs up.]
Curtis: I warned you about her.
Driscoll: What are you talking bout?
Curtis: Marianne Taylor. I told you she was trouble and it was a mistake to let her work here.
Driscoll: No. You told me that you were uncomfortable working with her. You didn’t tell me you were having a relationship with a corporate spy.
Curtis: How could I have possibly known that, Erin? Don’t play that card with me.
Driscoll: Fine, then don’t walk in here with that “I told you so” attitude. Because now we both have to deal with this.
Curtis: You mean Division.
Driscoll: That’s right. They’re gonna want a complete timeline – everything from how Marianne got to the front door down to the highest security files that she was able to access in a very short period of time.
Jack: Tony, this isn’t about you. If we don’t find the override device within an hour, we’re gonna have six major nuclear disasters. So, please, get in the car. Let’s go.
[Jack and Tony get in the car and drive.]
[Dina is feverish and holds a bloody towel to her gunshot wound.]
Behrooz: Mom, we’ve got to get you some help.
Dina: I’m OK.
Behrooz: I’m sorry. This is my fault.
Dina: Your father shot me, not you.
Behrooz: Because you were trying to stop him from killing me.
Dina: Everything that’s happened today, what we’ve all been fighting to achieve… it’s more important to him than anything or anyone.
Behrooz: But not to you. Mom? I need to get you something for the pain.
Dina: I’ll be fine. I just need to rest.
Behrooz: I can get it from Naseem.
Behrooz: The hospital he works at is right near here. I’ll be right back.
Dina: Naseem doesn’t know why we were really living here.
Behrooz: Mom, he’s your brother. I’ll tell him you need it and nothing else. I promise. I’ll be right back.
Dina: Just hurry.
Behrooz: I will.
[Behrooz heads to the hospital.]
Driscoll: Mr. Secretary. We have a meltdown. San Gabriel island reactor’s just gone critical. Core material is now airborne.
Heller: I thought we had more time.
Agent: Ms. Driscoll, I have Derek Rosner, the engineer of San Gabriel Island, on with the NRC. One of the generators exploded, cooped their com lines, so the feed is unstable. We may only have a few seconds.
Driscoll: Patch us in.
Edgar: What’s going on?
Driscoll: We had a meltdown in San Gabriel Island.
Rosner: All attempts to contain the core failed. Right now my men are trying to bypass the reactor tread. That’s not working either.
Driscoll: Mr. Rosner, this is Erin Driscoll from CTU. Can you hear me?
Rosner: Yes, ma’am, I can.
Driscoll: I’m here with Secretary of Defense James Heller. What are your radiation levels?
Rosner: We’re at, uh… 500 gram right now. That’s 10,000 times the dose of an X-ray. At this room the radiation will continue getting stronger, and we’ll spill into the atmosphere until the core has exhausted itself.
Heller: Son, you’ve done everything you can. Now, get the hell out of there.
Rosner: That won’t make any difference, sir. We’ve already been exposed.
[The feed shuts down.]
Agent: We lost it.
Heller: Have we analyzed the radiation wave’s movement?
Curtis: We’re still waiting for NGS to get the weather side front refreshed.
Heller: Get on the phone and have them expedite.
Curtis: I will as soon as I’m done re-reading these evacuation instructions.
Heller: Can’t someone else do that?
Curtis: No, sir. Short manpower.
[Heller opens up the TV.]
News Reporter on TV: Our government spokesman has just confirmed that a nuclear reactor at San Gabriel Island is in full meltdown. Emergency personnel are onsite attempting to rescue workers exposed to radiation.
Edgar: You’re not listening to me. I’ve been trying to get through to a number at the San Gabriel evacuation zone for ten minutes. I need you to link me into access at the emergency bandwidth and I need you to do it now.
Man: All right. Stand by.
Edgar: Thank you.
News Reporter on TV: Now, if you are on the road or awaiting instructions about an evacuation in your neighborhood, here are some items you and your family might need: a flashlight, extra batteries…
Edgar’s Mom: Hello?
Edgar’s Mom: Oh, hello, Edgar.
Edgar: Have you seen the news?
Edgar’s Mom: Yes, I’m watching it now.
Edgar: Then why aren’t evacuated by now? What are you still doing home?
Heller: I’m not interested in who got it wrong. We don’t have the luxury of miscommunication. I’m assigning someone from my office to coordinate between the State Police and the National Guard. Set up a conference call in ten minutes. Thank you all.
[Audrey comes in the conference room.]
Heller: Are you OK?
Audrey: Yeah. How are you holding up?
Heller: Considering the situation we’re in, I’m doing fine. The truth of the matter is, we do not have the manpower to handle this mess.
Audrey: Tell me what I can do.
Heller: I’ve prioritized evacuation protocol, but I need someone to keep the State Police and the National Guard from bumping into each other.
Audrey: All right. I’ll… I’ll stop the Guard at the 75th mile marker and let the police take over from there. We’ll maximize room for civilian traffic.
Heller: I wish we had some other way to get those people out of there.
Audrey: There’s no one else to route them.
Heller: Jack has got to find the override before the rest of these reactors go critical.
[Jack and Tony pull up to the hotel, where other agents are waiting.]
Castle: Hey, Jack. Good to have you in the field again.
Jack: Thanks, Lee. You remember Tony Almeida?
Castle: Yeah. I don’t know what he’s doing here, though.
Jack: I want him here.
Castle: He’s not authorized to be in the field.
Jack: I’m going through that door first. I want him there to back me up.
Castle: Fine. Get another vest.
Jack: You got a visual on the suspects?
Castle: We’ve got a fiber-optic camera inside the room. According to the manager, we’re grabbing a mid-40’s female and a teenage male, possibly mother and son. Both Middle Eastern.
Jack: OK. We need the suspects alive. They’re no good to us dead.
Navi: Behrooz may be taking drugs. It’s been getting worse.
Naseem: I’m sorry.
Navi: Me too.
Naseem: What do you want me to do?
Navi: Keep Behrooz there until I can come for him.
Naseem: How long will you be?
Navi: 15 minutes.
Naseem: I’ll do my best, but…
Navi: Please, Naseem. Don’t let him leave until I get there.
News Reporter on TV: The government is asking people to remain calm…
Edgar: Excuse me, Miss Raines, I’m Edgar Stiles. Sorry.
Audrey (over the phone): We’ve got a major noncompliance problem. I’ve got 25 percent of the evacuees who aren’t going where they’re being told to go, and another 25 percent that don’t even know that they’re in the evac zone. However you need to do it, make sure it gets done. (To Edgar) I’m sorry. What is it?
Edgar: It’s my mother.
Audrey: Your mother?
Edgar: She lives in the San Gabriel Island. She’s in a wheelchair. She doesn’t drive. She missed her call to evacuate. Now I don’t know what to do.
Audrey: Maybe someone from the National Guard can get her.
Edgar: I already spoke to the area commander and he said he couldn’t spear anyone.
Audrey: I’m sorry, I’m not sure what I can do.
Edgar: Here’s his number. I thought maybe if you called him yourself… Look, I hate asking for special treatment, that’s not something I would normally do, but she’s my mother.
Audrey: I can’t make any promises.
Edgar: Just promise me you’ll try, OK?
Audrey: All right.
Tony: I want you to give her something for the pain, but make sure she stays lucid, you understand?
[Jack pulls up Dina and Navi’s records on a laptop.]